Miguel Osuna

Miguel Osuna

Works

Biography

about my work
Art is a practice of understanding. I want to understand everything and I believe that art provides a space where that is possible. Perspective is often clouded by humanity, but my practice is dedicated to finding and unpacking those moments and glimpses of brilliant providence, where a rich, if brief clarity allows ideas to coalesce and burst through my consciousness. My art works are intimate, personal and often theoretical investigations of the fluidity of life.

Experience is grounded in emotion, so I use abstraction to illuminate emotional space, bridging the gap between my humanity and that of the viewer, who uses his/her own emotional awareness to perceive and communicate with my work. The body of my work concentrates on how landscapes look and feel through thoughtful recollection. Whether painting horizons with the postmodern flatness of memory, or deconstructing the topography of quantum physics, landscape informs my perspective and allows the works to travel internally through gradients and color values, and externally, through the kinetic vibrancy of the compositions.

The gestural quality of my compositions conveys the organic motion and momentum of the unwritten language of energy. I put my whole being into the imprints I leave on the canvas with calligraphic movement. These forms are both intuitive and contemplative in structure, and representative of evolutionary ideas manifested through my search and survey of the media that attract me: oils, pigments, ink, and resin.

The canvas provides a self-referential structure for me to explore scale, position and volume of color, form and texture. My latest explorations focus on hues of blue and allow me to create my own mini-universe in which I can represent both my understanding and my questioning of the universe at large. Ultimately, my hope is that the viewer shares this microcosm with me, searching for the same ideas, solutions, and emotions that connect us.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

TRAVELING WITH ZAHA – Group exhibition – Afragola High Speed Train Station, Afragola, Italy
Curated by Cynthia Penna and Chiara Reale
80021 Afragola, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy
May-June 2019

COLLAPSE/ Group exhibition – Curated by jill moniz
Quotidian – 410 South Spring St. Los Angeles.
April – June 2019

IMMIGRATION CELEBRATION / Group exhibition – Curated by Dale Youngman
1229 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles
February – March 2019

THE TRAVELING CANVAS PROJECT
ART 1307 ISTITUZIONE CULTURALE
Naples, Italy
The ten canvas resulting from the TCP project are currently on display at the Castell Dell’Ovo, in Naples, through May 12th, 2019. Free to the public, open Mon-Sat 9-6:30, Sun, 9-2.

CONTINUUM/ AXRT Contemporary – Curated by Cynthia Penna
Avellino, Italy
Solo exhibition, January 2019

BETWEEN TWO SEAS / LA INTERNATIONAL curated by Luigia Martelloni
ARENA 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
October, 2018

RETURN
Solo exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
Quotidian
410 South Spring St, DTLA 90013

CONTINUUM
ART 1307 ISTITUZIONE CULTURALE, NAPLES, ITALY
Art residency and Solo exhibition
March – May, 2018

REALTÀ AMBIGUA
NAPLES, ITALY – LOS ANGELES, CA
A group exhibition juried and curated by Cynthia Penna
ART 1307 Istituzione Culturale
Naples, Italy
Opening reception November 17th, 2017

ART 1307 WEBSITE
ORDER & CHAOS
ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (OCCCA)
A two-artist exhibition with Annie Clavel
September, 2017

WORK OVER SCHOOL
CRAFT & FOLK ART MUSEUM
September 25, 2016 – January 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION: PING PONG – LOS ANGELES, BASEL AND MIAMI
Group Exhibition, at LA Art Show 2016
Group Exhibition, at LA Art Show and during Art Basel 2015
Los Angeles, CA, – Basel, Switzerland and Miami

CALTRANS MUSEUM DNTN LA / GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY
Solo Exhibition: EN ROUTE
Downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, 2013

GARBOUSHIAN GALLERY
Solo Exhibition: SPIN
Beverly Hills, CA, 2012

LAAA – LOS ANGELES ART ASSOCIATION
Open Show [group exhibition]
Los Angeles, CA December 2011

LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART
Art Auction XIV [group exhibition]
Long Beach, CA April 2011

CEARTE MUSEUM
State Center of the Arts of Ensenada
ART EXCHANGE MEXICO-USA 2008/2009
“Building Bridges”
Ensenada, BC, Mexico November 2008-Itinerant through Mexico

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO
EXONOME
A Selection of Iberoamerican Artists in California
San Francisco, CA, November 2008

MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART [MOLAA]
AUCTION EXHIBITION 2007 & AWARDS COMPETITION
[group exhibition]
Long Beach, CA, October 2007

CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART
VELOCITY
[group exhibition]
Claremont, CA, November 2007

KATZEN ARTS CENTER AT AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY IBERO-AMERICAN ART
[group exhibition]
Salón Iberoamericano 2006
Washington DC, November 2006

MUSEUM OF ART, MAZATLÁN, MEXICO
PAISAJE-LANDSCAPE
[solo exhibition]
December 2006

CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF MEXICO IN WASHINGTON
MIRRORS: CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN ARTISTS IN THE US
[group exhibition]
Washington DC, September 2005

CASA DE LA CULTURA ZACATECAS
POSTALES DESDE ZACATECAS
[solo Exhibition]
Zacatecas, Mexico, April 2006

BORNICKE CULTURE PALACE
KÜNSTLER ZU KÜNSTLERAUSSTELLUNG
Artists to Artists Exhibition
Group Exhibition
Berlin, Germany, August 2005